Monthly Archives: October 2010

LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW

Before she left she fed the birds. She fed HER birds for though I watch the birds I do not feed them. They did what birds are apt to do around their feeders — peck then pick a seed and … Continue reading

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OBLIVION

Seven years ago I threw my sermons away. Typed up and tied up and beginning to have brown edges they represented my best thoughts spread out over thirty years and five parishes. Once in awhile as I recall that day … Continue reading

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MIXED FEELINGS

When you are hurting and people  whom you care about inform you  of the good times they’re having it’s hard to handle that information without some mixed feelings. You may envy a little even as you wish them well. You … Continue reading

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THE SOLITARY BLOOM

Strange to see a single morning glory in the grass by the roadside. How did it come to be there? Of course, I had no way of knowing but it seemed to me it should have been  with other morning … Continue reading

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MULCHING LEAVES

As I was about to mulch some leaves I thought of the Pakistan flood waters still threatening lives  many weeks  after  they drowned  so many miles of land. I could have chosen Afghanistan to think about  — or almost any … Continue reading

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PROFOUND THOUGHTS

As I sat in the pristine white ice cream parlor licking  my “small” strawberry cone that cost more than two dollars I counted off the years with each lick back to 1935 when somewhat similar cones could be had for … Continue reading

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 WHERE WILL IT BE?

I stare at the mahogany chest I built well more than thirty years ago recalling some details of my craftsmanship: my first dovetails  — first drawers  made in a small garage. Where will it be — O where will it … Continue reading

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